Sensitive Skin: Understanding the Causes and Finding Solutions

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By David

Sensitive skin is a common problem for many Australians, causing redness, itching, burning, and sometimes even breakouts. While it can be frustrating, the good news is that there are steps you can take to understand and manage your skin so it can be restored to its original glowing softness. Let’s explore why some people suffer from sensitive skin and how using an active skincare range along with a modern skincare regime like skin cycling can help.

What Causes Sensitive Skin?

Sensitive skin can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, personal lifestyle habits as well as external environmental factors, such as our harsh climate.

Some common triggers of sensitive skin include:

  • Environmental factors such as wind, heat, and UV radiation
    ● Exposure to harsh chemicals, such as fragrances, preservatives, and dyes
    ● Stress, lack of sleep, and a poor diet
  • Overuse of active skincare ingredients
  • Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during puberty, menopause, or pregnancy

How Can Active Skincare and Skin Cycling help?

The key to managing sensitive skin is to provide it with the right nutrients, hydration, and protection. By using the right active skincare products, you can help restore the natural barrier of your skin and reduce the risk of sensitivity and irritation.

I’ve heard about skin cycling, what is it, and how can it help me?

Fresh Face Skin founder, Amelia Goff gives us the lowdown “This new skincare craze refers to a 4- night skincare routine in which you switch between active ingredients to focus on stimulating the skin and then letting your skin rest, recover and repair itself, using barrier-loving ingredients. I love it because instead of overcomplicating your skincare routine by using too many, self-diagnosed active ingredients continuously, resulting in an impaired barrier function and overall skin sensitivity, this routine allows the skin to rest from the stimulation and strengthen the most important part of itself, the barrier, allowing the skin to safely absorb the active ingredients.”

The first step in beginning your sensitive skin repair journey is to identify any triggers that may be causing your sensitive skin. This may involve making some changes to your skincare routine or your lifestyle habits. For example, you may want to switch to gentler, fragrance-free skincare products, and limit your exposure to environmental triggers such as indoor heating and cooling.

Once you have identified the causes of your sensitive skin, you can start to incorporate the right active skincare products into your routine. Active skincare products contain powerful ingredients that can help to correct the skin, improving its overall health and function.

One such product that is seeing positive user results is the Hydrate Me Starter Pack from Fresh Face Skin. This pack includes a range of products specifically designed to hydrate, calm and nourish sensitive skin and can be used as part of a skin cycling routine, giving it a more radiant and youthful appearance and preventing flare ups from occurring for the future. The pack includes a Hydration Booster, Soother Cleanser, and Soother Treatment, all of which work together, to rebuild the skins barrier, while hydrating, nourishing and calming a sensitised skin, helping to treat the sensitivity, while reducing it for the future.

To help heal sensitised skin and take advantage of active ingredients, be sure to choose a gentle cleanser formula that effectively removes makeup, dirt, and impurities while maintaining the skins natural moisture barrier. They aim to incorporate a step that restores the skins pH balance and prepares it for moisturising, while the soothing and moisturising step of an active skincare routine, is enhanced by a serum and moisturiser with a light and nourishing formula, that provides long-lasting hydration without feeling heavy or greasy on the skin, helping to restore the skins moisture levels, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated, long term.

The Hydrate Me Starter Pack is a great skincare bundle for sensitive skin but it is also suitable for all skin types and concerns. It is free from harsh chemicals and is formulated using natural ingredients such as aloe vera, chamomile, and green tea, which are known for their soothing and hydrating properties.

Fresh Face Skin founder Amelia Goff explains “This unique skincare pack uses natural active ingredients to provide you with the perfect balance of hydration, nutrition and protection. It’s designed to be gentle and calming on your skin without causing any irritation or sensitivity. Plus it’s formulated with natural ingredients to help reduce the signs of ageing and keep your skin looking and feeling fresh and energised”

Sensitive skin can be frustrating, but by understanding its causes and incorporating active skincare ingredients into your weekly skincare routine, you can help restore the natural barrier of your skin and reduce the risk of sensitivity and irritation flare ups, leading to a healthy skin complexion all year round.